I'm now using Windows 8 x64 Enterprise and the speed difference on the same hardware and the same dataset is amazing. Whatever the team has done to improve the caching algorithms, they did something VERY right! :-)
Edit: This question didn't help. How can I keep a file in Windows 7's cache?
I am looking for a way to speed up access to certain directories and files that I access often.
I am using a workstation running Win7x64 Ultimate with a relatively slow HDD. However, I have 24GB of RAM. I want a product that I can tell to keep, for example, "c:\stuff" (the entire tree), "d:\morestuff\bigfile.big", "e:\even\more*.stuff" in memory so that Windows reads and writes to those files in memory, and then the product writes those files to the hard drive in it's own time.
My preference would be:
- Open Source
- Free, with limited features, e.g. only 8GB of cache allowed
- Free, with a time limit
Edit 2: I had a look at using hardlinks and a RAM drive (FancyCache,) but I want the product to be write the data to the HDD in an asynchronous manner. Not data to something like and image file of the RAM drive, but the actual directories and files on the HDD.
Thanks a bunch!